In celebration of the original 1965 Shelby GT350’s 45th anniversary, Shelby American recently unveiled an all new version of their classic small block muscle car at the opening night extravaganza of the Barrett-Jackson auction. The original GT350 was well known for its ability to get around corners and enjoyed quite a bit of success as a production class race car and will be resurrected in the form of an all new Ford Mustang . While the 2011 GT350 that was on display at the gala was only a concept conceived in cooperation with experts from Ford Racing, Borla exhaust, Goodyear tires, Cragar wheels and Baer brakes; Shelby will be offering a take home version very soon.
For an additional $33,995 over the price of a brand new 5.0 Liter Ford Mustang GT, Shelby will deliver a 500 HP supercharged pony car sitting on a Ford Racing suspension rolling around on a set of 19 inch retro muscle car wheel housing a set of massive six piston brake calipers and a modern aero package covered in the signature Shelby white livery with Guardsman Blue Le Mans racing stripes running the length of the vehicle. The best part about owning a brand new GT350 is that the car comes to you via your local Ford dealer after being prepared in Shelby ’s Las Vegas based workshop, so not only do you get the reliability of a brand new car under warranty but it is also one of the cheapest ways to buy into the Shelby American registry.
Press release after the jump.